Cookie Butter Ice Cream

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Loaded with Biscoff cookies and positively bursting with rich, nostalgic flavor, each scoop of this Cookie Butter Ice Cream is a glorious delight.

homemade ice cream with biscoff cookies

I adore cookies and ice cream. From the classic, old-fashioned recipes like 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter and Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, to the gloriously simple combination of Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches.

So, I jump at pretty much every chance I get to play with a cookie flavor of ice cream. And, let me tell you, I’m thrilled with how this Biscoff ice cream recipe turned out.

The texture of this ice cream is simply perfect. The cookies are just the right kind of crunchy, and the ice cream is deliciously smooth. Dig in with a big spoon, because this treat is something else.

Just be aware that this is some seriously rich ice cream. I usually figure a batch of homemade ice cream to be 5-6 servings. However, we tend to enjoy this dessert in smaller portions.

Biscoff cookies and melted cookie butter poured over ice cream

Biscoff Ice Cream

I’d be remiss if I didn’t offer up some personal recommendations for how to top a bowl of biscoff cookie but

Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies

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Perfectly crisp on top and irresistibly soft inside, these Cinnamon Cookies are a fabulous blend of warm cinnamon and sweet sugar.

Cookies stacked on blue plate

Cinnamon Cookies

These cinnamon cookies are the perfect afternoon snack with your morning coffee or an afternoon cup of tea. I came up with these while playing with our family cookie recipes to create gluten-free variations for a friend.

I wanted a version of classic Snickerdoodle cookies that could be made with butter alone, eliminating the traditional shortening in that recipe. If you prefer a cookie with a more cake-like texture, simply substitute shortening for ½ of the butter in this recipe.

This cinnamon sugar cookies recipe results in slightly thinner cookies than traditional snickerdoodles. They have wonderfully crisp edges and chewy centers, and have a distinct, buttery cinnamon sugar flavor. Call me very happy.

If you’d like more gluten-free cookie recipes, be sure to check out all of the gluten free dessert recipes on this website. I’ve worked hard to create cookie recipes (and other desserts!) that will safely satisfy the cravings of my GF friends.

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What are Crinkle Cookies?

You may be wondering, “What are crinkle cookies?” I can’t recall the first time I heard this type of cook

Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole [+Video]

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Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole [+Video]

a photo of a round ceramic baking dish filled with a ground beef and rice casserole topped with melted cheese and a large serving spoon removing a scoop.

Picky eaters are going to love this Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole. Mom called it busy day casserole because it’s a quick and easy dinner.

Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole

Alright, this Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole recipe is definitely not my norm, but it is who I am and it happens to be a recipe that I get a crazy amount of emails about. I get loads of emails about our fabulous buttermilk pancakes too…have you tried those?! Total comfort food just like this casserole.

A long time ago (and seriously, check out the picture and you’ll laugh your heart out at how little I knew about food photography), I posted a recipe called Busy Day Casserole and it has been one of my top recipes for years now. It never disappears from the most viewed recipes. In fact, a lot of our hamburger recipe ideas are our top recipes. You can find them all here.

People love this cheesy ground beef and rice casserole, and while it’s totally simple I know why. This quick and easy dinner idea with ground beef and melted cheese is in fact the cure for all picky eaters. It’s very dependent on you for the seasoning so for picky eaters it’s perfect, but if you want more flavor season it well or add in more vegetables. If you wanted to try something similar, but with chicken, try this cheesy ranch chicken casserole!

read more: Looking for easy casserole recipes? Try our Pork Chop Casserole with Rice next!

What’s in This Ground Beef Casserole Recipe?

The ingredients you’ll need for this ground beef and rice recipe will vary depending on whether you want to make this casserole completely from scratch, semi-homemade, or if you’d rather throw together something really quickly (i.e. use a few shortcuts). 

If you have the time and energy, I highly recommend making this casserole recipe with ground beef from scratch. Don’t let the longer ingredients list fool you, I bet you already have most of them on hand already!

To make this cheesy beef and rice casserole completely from scratch, you’ll need some butter, onion, garlic, flour, cream, chicken broth, veggies, cheese, white rice, ground beef, and water. Oh, and salt and pepper, of course! 

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Chorizo Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Chorizo Stuffed Chicken Breasts

a photo of a stuffed chicken breast that has been baked to golden perfection with gooey cheese spilling out of the chicken

Cheesy chorizo stuffed chicken breasts is the chicken dinner recipe you never knew you were missing! Bold flavor in every bite!

Last winter we busted out our queso fundido and as we were shoveling all of that deliciousness loaded onto crisp and salty chips the thought occurred to me: this should be stuffed in chicken.

And so it is. And it’s delicious. The best part is when a little cheese and chorizo spills out into the pan and gets a little crisp around the edges. You’re going to love it!

Ingredients for Chorizo Stuffed Chicken Breasts

You don’t need many ingredients to make this tasty stuffed chicken recipe! When chorizo is involved, you know you’re headed to flavor town! Here is what you will need…

  • Chorizo
  • Chicken Breasts
  • Chihuahua Cheese, or Oaxaca cheese, mozzarella cheese would also work
  • Olive Oil
  • Taco Seasoning

The measurements for each ingredient are listed in the recipe card found at the end of this post.

How to Make Chorizo Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Stuffed chicken breasts seem so fancy, but it really couldn’t be easier! Here are the basic steps…

  1. Cook: Brown the chorizo in a skillet on the stove top, drain excess grease and set aside.
  2. Butterfly: Cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise creating a pocket in the side of the chicken breast.
  3. Stuff: Fill each pocket with chorizo and cheese.
  4. Sear: Oil and season the outside of the stuff chicken breasts and then sear both sides on the stovetop.
  5. Bake: Place the chicken in a baking dish and finish cooking the chicken in the oven.

The complete instructions can be found in the recipe card down below so keep scrolling for all the details.

What is Chorizo?

What is chorizo anyway? Good question!!

Chorizo is just pork sausage that has been heavily seasoned and tastes sooo delicious! It’s most common in Spanish and Mexican cuisine, so chances are you’ve already had it. Ok, there are two different methods to make chorizo, so let me break it down:

The Mexican style of chorizo is made from raw pork and what you’ll see in the stores the most. Spanish chorizo is often smoked and a little more tricky to find.

That means that the Spanish version Is more like a sliceable sausage whereas Mexican is like a ground meat. For this recipe, we will use Mexican chorizo.

Where to Buy Chorizo

When you head to the store, where do you find Mexican chorizo? I buy chorizo in the butcher or meat department. In our local grocery stores they are in two places.

  1. The first being the regular meat department usually at one end or the other.
  2. The second, a specialty Mexican cooler that has salsas, Mexican cheeses, tortillas and chorizo.

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The Little Things Newsletter #405 – Life, laughter, and lots of great food!

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Welcome to the weekend, my friends! After a week of gorgeous sunshine-filled weather in the 40s, 50s, and 60s, we woke up this morning in a fresh winter wonderland. Ohio never fails to surprise me. As I write this, I’m watching the snow as it continues to fall outside. I’ll be headed to the gym in a couple of hours, but right now, I’m grateful for a slow start to the day and the time to enjoy my hot coffee.

ON THE BLOGS THIS WEEK: The sizzle of perfectly seasoned vegetables is snugly under wraps with oodles of gooey cheese in this golden, crispy Fajita Quesadilla.

Tart lime juice and peppery cilantro infuse the long, fluffy grains of rice with fabulous flavor in this simple Oven Baked Rice.

Fragrant and filling, when Hamburger Cabbage Soup is simmering on the stove, anyone wandering through the kitchen is going to grin.

The crisp crunch of cabbage is elevated with a tangy dressing in this Spicy Pickled Cabbage. With just the right amount of heat, each bite will have you coming back for more.

Smoothie Ice Cream is what happens when strawberries, blueberries, and bananas are blended into a frozen concoction so thick you can eat it with a spoon.

Skip the traditional fried donuts and make these Apple Cider Muffins at home. With a sugary coating reminiscent of their namesake, these muffins offer a delightful twist on a beloved classic.

Tender apples topped with buttery brown sugar streusel work together perfectly when making an Apple Crisp without Oats. Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, the entire family was scraping their bowls clean and asking if there was any more of the crisp.

What I’m CRAVING: I’m going to make a big pot of this Baked Potato Soup today and serve it with a loaf of my friend Lynne’s Italian bread. (If you haven’t yet tried this bread, put it on your list to make soon, my friends. It’s perfection!)

My FAVORITE THING this week is this sea salt body cream. I’ve been using it for over a year and I still love it. It’s thick, creamy, and doesn’t leave your skin greasy at all. I love the mild scent and how incredibly moisturizing it is. I first tried this lotion as a sample and love

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